Catch the Lightning

Catch the Lightning : A Novel of the Skolian Empire

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In the future, the Skolian Empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all. For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster that light across interstellar space. Their most determined enemy, the Traders, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 18mm | 349g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765381168
  • 9780765381163
  • 2,208,774

About Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro was born in Oakland, California and grew up in El Cerrito, just north of Berkeley. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs. A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980s she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland. Catherine's fiction is a successful blend of hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. She has published more than ten novels, almost all of which belong to her "Saga of the Skolian Empire," including "The Quantum Rose," which won the Nebula Award for best novel of 2001 Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a young ballet dancer who loves math.show more

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"Space adventure for the twenty-first century. It has all the romantic excitement of the SF we loved as kids, made sophisticated with Asaro's fascinating knowledge of cutting-edge science. This book crackles with ideas."--Nancy Kressshow more

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